50 mm or 135 mm



I nearly always have a zoom lens attached to my camera. I am fortunate to have a selection of zoom lenses to choose from, which cover a range of 18mm to 200mm on an APS-C size sensor. (This means multiplying up by 1.6 to give a standard 35mm frame format, ie approx 29mm to 320mm). In the past, I’ve had a tendency to use the wider angle lens options for landscape views – but nowadays I nearly always prefer longer focal lengths. With wide angle views, I find the detail is usually too small to appreciate fully – but a longer lenses give the ability to focus on the details and be more selective with portions of a view.

—Stephen G. Hipperson—